I am trying to perform a series of CFD runs using the same model geometry, materials, boundary conditions, but with minor differences in the analysis type properties(eg different turbulence models). I thought I would be able to duplicate an existing model, and just change the turbulence model under Analysis Type, but this causes the materials and boundary conditions to be deleted also. This is a significant inconvenience when trying to run models that are identical except for the turbulence models.
Another example was a simulation I was performing with multiphase fluids. The first attempt did not converge, so I tried to disable the “Local time stepping” property under Analysis type. This also deleted the assigned materials and boundary conditions, which I then had to re-create.
Is this a fundamental limitation of OpenFoam, or something that SimScale can provide a fix for ?